SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Sections of a former railroad bed now used as a trail near Georgia's coast are being washed away by erosion.
The Savannah Morning News reports that McQueen's Island Trail was created in marshlands near Fort Pulaski as part of the nationwide "rails-to-trails" movement to turn old railroads into recreational trails.
Now, three years after Chatham County spent about $320,000 on a restoration project that used bags of oyster shells to stabilize the trail, sections of the six-mile path have been washed away by the tides of the Savannah River.
The Morning News reports that the erosion has left behind dangerous ditches and fallen palm trees.
Some residents in the area are now trying to raise awareness about the deteriorating conditions.